Modifying Class Object

John Posner jjposner at
Wed Feb 10 23:13:06 CET 2010

On 2/10/2010 1:38 PM, Ethan Furman wrote:
> After all is said and done - if you had a truly good grasp of Python, I
> might buy your book even if you still had -- ummm -- a less than winning
> presence on the mailing list; but right now your understanding is not
> worth paying for.

Alf, here's my suggestion on how to respond to people's criticisms of 
your technical prowess: come up with the "best ever" description of 
Python's variable-assignment and argument-passing schemes, and place the 
description in your manuscript [1]. Section 2.4, "Naming things", 
currently does not address the issues discussed in this thread ("pass by 
XXX", etc.).



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